Congratulations, once again, to Edward Conde who is the default winner of our 2nd photo challenge - “Patterns”. Edward was the only one to submit photos to the Flickr site during the entry timeframe. You can view his entries on The Close-Up Project Flickr Page.

In hopes of getting some more engagement this time around we’re opening up the contest to any and all macro or close-up photographs!  As usual, winners will have their shots featured in an upcoming post on

In order for you photos to be considered follow these simple steps:

  1. Take some macro or close-up shots of anything you want!
  2. Use any post-processing techniques you wish to perfect your image
  3. Join and  upload your macro or close-up photographs to our Flickr group
  4. Submit your entry by October 31, 2013

Upload as many images as you’d like.  The only rules are that the image must be considered macro or close-up.  In early November we’ll select 3 photographs to feature on The Close-Up Project.

Black Widow Spider Macro The infamous Black Widow Spider on her web.